Oh, sweet summertime! It’s finally that time of year again. School is out and we’re spending as much time as possible at the beach or by the pool soaking up the sun. There are a few summer essentials that I always like to have in my beach or pool bag, so for today’s Tuesday’s Ten, I’m sharing my favorites.
Summer Essentials for Your Beach Bag
We’ll start with the most obvious. It should go without saying that you need lots of sun protection when you are at the beach or pool. My new favorite sunscreen recommended by my esthetician is this Bare Republic brand. They make it in spray or lotion, and it is great. A lip balm is something that is often overlooked, but equally important. Finally, I always carry a bottle of Evian facial spray which is essential for cooling off.
Another must-have when talking about sun protection is a big hat. This adorable “hello sunshine” one screams summer and this fedora-style one is perfect for shopping or grabbing a bite to eat. I also have this one, which is ideal for travel because it folds up and can also be worn while your hair is up on hot days.
A cute cover-up is something I always have with me so I am comfortable when walking around the pool or beach. This year I also got this inexpensive bracelet stack which is the perfect beach accessory without going overboard.
I like to carry a portable charger with me for days I will be outside for long stretches of time. You never know when your phone will need a charge and don’t want to be stuck without a power source.
Staying hydrated is extremely important when in the sun. I love to have water on me at all times. When I’m not pregnant, I usually enjoy an adult beverage, too! My Hydro Flask is a favorite because it keeps drinks cold for hours. To hold cans or mixed drinks these huggies and wine glass tumblers are perfect. I also found these holders for the sand which look awesome! I’m definitely getting some for our next beach trip.
A relaxing day in the sun wouldn’t be complete without a good book. Check out my ten favorite beach reads that are perfect for summertime.
Sunglasses are another summer essential that I never leave home without. I’ve talked about these Quay sunglasses so many times because they are one of my favorites. I also love my Wear Me Pro sunnies and these oversized ones which I got a few weeks ago and wore our entire beach trip.
A bluetooth speaker for listening to music is another great idea to have in your bag. This one is perfect because it is waterproof, plus it is really cute!
Finally, I highly recommend carrying some kind of bag for holding wet items when your day at the beach or pool is complete. This three-set from Judith March is adorable, and I also have this set which I also have used in diaper bags in the past.
For even more of my favorite items I use during summertime, make sure you are following me on Instagram. I’d love to know what some of your summer essentials are in the comments below. Thanks so much for reading!